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“RNA "Definitely Quiet"”
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Quiet Creek Inn
Ranked #3 of 9 Idyllwild B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
San Jacinto, California
1 review
“RNA "Definitely Quiet"”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

The Quiet Creek Inn located on the outskirts of Idyllwild offers the perfect serenity of a place to stay for a few days in order to enjoy a quiet retreat from the city rush. Each of the cabins we have stayed at have been comfortable with entertainment centers, small kitchens, quiet bedrooms and balconies over looking "Strawberry Creek". The nature and wildlife are plentiful...especially the squirrels who are entertaining and quite friendly. You can drive or walk into town where you have plenty of sights, shops, entertainment and places to dine. We've found a different restaurant every time we've visited Idyllwild. We plan to stay at "The Quiet Creek Inn" frequently and enjoy what each of the four seasons has to offer at the mile high community..

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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QuietCreekInn, General Manager at Quiet Creek Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thanks Ron, you summed it up perfectly.

Come back to see us soon and try out our new upgrades and enhancements on the grounds and in the room!
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was the second time my hubby and I stayed at QCI. We were there March of 2013 when the previous owners were still there. Our impression of the place at that time was that our unit (#10) needed major cleaning/dusting. Back then, there were cobwebs in various corners and thick dust in noticeable crevices. The fireplace was cozy and we were provided a Duraflame log daily. None of their bathrooms have a tub; they're all shower stalls. We dint use their kitchenette because of all the wonderful places to eat around there. Our favorite thing about QCI was their deck that overlooks the woods. We got tons of visitor squirrels and jays. There were rabbits the first time, but we didn't see any during this past visit. The squirrels loved to eat peanuts that the local market sells by the pound, for critters only. Some were even brave enough to take it from my hand.
On our second visit, we noticed differences from the previous time. We stayed in the same unit, and the dust and cobwebs were gone. The bed was more comfortable than the last time, and we learned that was because the new owners put in new sheets and new pillows. There was a little bag of squirrel peanuts waiting in the room, and we thought that was such a neat little touch. They even had a game room with movies and games you can borrow and it had self serve coffee and tea. The room rate was noticeably more than before, but the difference wasn't enough to deter us from coming back. Everything else was pretty much the same, but from chatting with one of the owners, Nathan, we learned that many more exciting upgrades will be put in in the coming months.
Overall, this is probably the only place we will stay when we visit Idyllwild from now on. The room is cozy, the grounds are expansive, the owners are warm and welcoming, and the squirrels are always hungry. With just a short drive into town, what more can you ask for?

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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QuietCreekInn, General Manager at Quiet Creek Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thanks so much for sharing your great experience! As new owners, we have been working hard to upgrade and enhance the property. Many of the upgrades will be noticeable to our guests and others, though subtle, will also contribute to an amazing stay.

I can't spoil the fun with too many 'reveals' but stay tuned to facebook and twitter for Upgrade Alerts. Our latest:
Brand new bed design top, new covers, and look
Repaved driveway
100% ringspun cotton sheets, made in the USA, added to every room
Cleared over 7 dump trucks worth of brush and vegetation (only the dead, hazardous stuff), that's right, 7!
Tree maintenance and limb removal of dead limbs

and Coming Soon:
Newer 'new' sheets, custom made, that are even more velvety smooth
New toiletries and in-room amenities
Luxurious bath robes for our 1 bedroom Suites
and More!
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

The sounds of the creek from our cabin when we arrived made it immediately worth it. They were very available for questions and accommodating to our late check in. They had a fire log in the fire place ready for us!! That was a cool surprise.We will be back for sure !

  • Stayed February 2014
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QuietCreekInn, General Manager at Quiet Creek Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Since all our cabins sit right on Strawberry Creek, you can enjoy the sounds of running water from any of them.... we look forward to having you join us again soon.
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San Clemente, California
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

I stayed here with my girlfriend for a weekend and it was the ideal way to enjoy Idyllwild. Super cozy, right next to a babbling brook and all kinds of cute forest animals that bring you gifts every morning. The squirrels brought my chick some acorns, but they brought me an iPad and a 6-pack of Cactus Cooler! Yeah, i pretty much scored. The inn is very reasonably priced, and the staff is great as well.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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QuietCreekInn, General Manager at Quiet Creek Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
How wonderful! Everyone can now feel like a Disney princess! Feed the squirrels and stellar blue jays alike from your own private deck. We even provide a back of nuts for you.

Come back soon, your squirrels have a built you a prototype iPad 5.
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Quiet creek lives up to its name....quiet and peaceful., great location by the town of idyllwild.... The rooms were very comfortable and the host was informative. Idyllwild itself is a must see small mountain community. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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QuietCreekInn, General Manager at Quiet Creek Inn, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and TripAdvisor!

We couldn't agree more about our location: Quiet Creek Inn is that perfect balance of being just within minutes of town (3-5 driving and about 15-20 walking), yet worlds away. We're off the highway, off of Toll Gate Road that goes to the Idyllwild Arts campus. Truly a quiet getaway. See you again soon!
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Escondido, California
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

We discovered complex several years ago (Idyllwild is our favorite place to escape and relax), but stayed there for the first time between Christmas and New Year and truly enjoyed it. If you are looking for quiet, homelike place, in the middle of the woods, with a creek in front of your eyes, close to hiking trails, this is place to be. Five duplex cabins along Strawberry Creek, a Guest Lounge downstairs in the Barn (with piano, fireplace and always hot water for the tea….games to play…), wooden chairs and tables throughout complex promise relaxing stay. The new owners are very friendly and welcoming (hot apple cider at check in sounds great on cold winter days). They plan to do lot of improvements and upgrades. We wish them good luck and hope that Quiet Creek Inn will remain place to relax, unwind and enjoy the simple things.
Almost forgot: Quiet Creek Inn offers in Barn Loft scheduled yoga classes and custom massage by Spa Casa. I enjoyed Yoga class thanks to instructor Luciana LoPresto.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marc K, General Manager at Quiet Creek Inn, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
Dear LoveToExpore760,

Thank you for your feedback and kind words. We do in fact have many upgrades and enhancements planned, while maintaining the unique feel and ambiance that Quiet Creek Inn has become famous for over the decades.

One such upgrade and improvement is the roll-out of a full wellness and spa program, under our new brand Green Barn Spa(tm), which was launched in January. This included on-site yoga in the barn loft (as you experienced), massage and spa treatments available to our guests, and fitness & wellness classes with a personal trainer.

Please note that, recently, Luciana has chosen to pursue her own business interests at an independent yoga studio, and Spa Casa is no longer offering yoga or spa treatments on-site. We are in the process of working with extraordinary local therapists and other yoga instructors to resume and enhance this program.

We're so happy you returned to Quiet Creek Inn and that your visit was as memorable and enjoyable! Nathan and I look forward to your visit again with us soon, no matter the season!
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Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We loved each of our 5 stays over the last year and crave the charm, peace and serenity the Quiet Creek Inn has to offer. The amenities have always been above average and will only improve in the near future with new owners, Mark and Nathan. Both are knowledgeable, kind-hearted and professional. The Quiet Creek Inn is easy to get to and off the highway so it is quieter and more private than other places we have visited. We bring unsalted peanuts for the squirrels and always enjoy the Bluejays, rabbits, deer and other critters that pass through. Quiet Creek is our favorite retreat and we often recommend to family and friends.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Property: Quiet Creek Inn
Address: 26345 Delano Dr, Idyllwild, CA 92549
Location: United States > California > Idyllwild
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Idyllwild
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Quiet Creek Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet Creek Inn is located on over 6 acres in a secluded setting a short distance from the heart of Idyllwild: 20 minute walk or 3 minute drive. An exclusive half mile stretch of Strawberry Creek runs through the property and there are adjacent hiking trails. Each studio or 1 bedroom suite cabin has a private entrance, private deck overlooking the creek, fireplace, bath, queen or king bed, high ceilings with vaulted clerestory windows and kitchenette. Amenities include complimentary on-demand movies, premium cable channels (HBO, Showtime, Starz, Movie Channel) and Wi-Fi. Massage and wellness treatments are available by prior appointment. In addition to winning multiple TripAdvisor and other awards, Quiet Creek Inn has been recommended by Sunset Magazine and Sherman's Travel Magazine and has been featured in Romantic Homes Magazine and a TV segment in Eye on the Desert. ... more   less 
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